Captain Aparajith and Lokeshwar’s 80-run partnership stood out in VB Kanchi Veerans chase and brought the team an early victory over Madurai Panthers. It was a mesmerizing match to watch where VKV’s both department(batting and bowling) shined equally. Today at Stakebd, we are going to give you a concise review of the match.

Aparajith-Lokeshwar Partnership brought Kanchi 7 wicket victory: VKV vs MP, TNPL 2019

The match was hosted by Indian Cement Company Ground, Tirunelveli and it was the 12th Match of this Tamil Nadu Premier League. Madurai Panthers won the toss and choose to bat first. But their batsmen were not able to hold onto the ground tightly. The 26-year-old from Cuddalore-Suresh Lokeshwar broke the back of opponents batting line up by claiming his maiden five-wicket haul which eventually restricted their rivals to 138/9 in 20 overs.

Suresh Lokeshwar
Suresh Lokeshwar

VKV’s captain Aparajith and wicketkeeper-batsman Lokeshwar ensured their team’s effort don’t go to waste by putting together the highest partnership of the match. They scored 80 runs together in 66 balls. Aparajith hit five fours in his 41-ball 44 while Lokeshwar strung his second fifty-plus score this season and remained unbeaten in this match.

Brief score:

Toss: Madurai Panthers won the toss and opt to bat.

Madurai Panthers
Score: 138-9 in 20 overs.
(Shijith Chandran 39, Jagatheesan Kousik 22, Abhishek Tanwar 19; Rajagopal Sathish 2-22, R Silambarasan 5-17)

VB Kanchi
Score: 141-3 in 19 overs.
(Baba Aparajith 44, Suresh Lokeshwar 51*, Rajagopal Sathish 22 not out; Jagatheesan Kousik 1-19)

Result: VB Kanchi won by seven wickets.

Points: Siechem Madurai Panthers: 0; VB Kanchi Veerans: 2

TVS Most Valuable Player of the Match: Suresh Lokeshwar(VKV)